The 59th edition of the Venice Biennale (23 April – 27 November 2022) stands under the sign of “The Milk of Dreams” proposed by curator Cecilia Alemani, following surrealist artist Leonora Carrington (1917-2011). A biennial that has been postponed one year due to the pandemic, a rigorous research-biennial that focuses on the history of 20th century art more so than in the past. For the curator, it is vital to revisit the historical avant-gardes, but in a different way from what we are used to: this edition of the biennale belongs exclusively to avant-garde women artists, whose discourses find themselves relevant, fresh, present in the tissue of contemporary art. In Venice, the avant-gardes become bridges not only with the present but also – something you notice as you visit the exhibition spaces – with the future. We appear to be witnessing a unique time, a time of perfectly contemporary historical compositions that impeccably anticipate the future.